Bernie Sanders: GOP only represents ‘hardcore right-wing extremists’

By Eric W. Dolan
Thursday, November 10, 2011 23:31 EDT
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Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on Thursday said that the Republican Party did not represent the vast majority of Americans.

“On issue after issue, the Republican ideology represents only a tiny faction of what the American people want,” he said during an appearance on MSNBC.

“You go out on Main Street, and you say to the American people, do you believe we should give tax breaks to billionaires at the same time as we cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, and people will look at you and say, are you nuts? We don’t believe in that.”

Sanders added that the Republican Party only represented a “small number of hardcore right-wing extremists, people like the Koch brothers, who ideologically essentially want to undo every single piece of legislation that has benefited working families in the last eighty years.”

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Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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